by Rachelle D.
New York Yankee Cake
This cake was for a birthday of a New York Yankee baseball fan. I wanted to keep it simple because I didn't have too much time to make it (only a few hours) but also wanted to make sure it could impress even the truest Yankee fan.
I made one 8x8 chocolate cake (box cake mix) and one 8x8 red velvet cake (box cake mix).
While the cakes were baking I made a simple butter cream frosting. It was a little sweet to taste so I added some whipped cream and it turned out great.
When the cakes were done and cooled, I used a cake leveler to create 2, 1-inch thick layers of the chocolate cake. I used the cake leveler to make 1, 1.5-inch thick layer of the red velvet cake.
I set one of the chocolate layers in the middle of my serving plate and frosted the whole layer with the butter cream frosting. I added a layer of strawberries to the top. Then I placed the second chocolate layer on top and continued to frost the whole cake.
I added some Royal Blue food coloring to some of the frosting, then mixed in some black food coloring (only a little at a time) till I was able to get the Navy Blue color of the Yankees.
I then measured out .5 inch gaps and marked them off using a toothpick. Then I created the pin stripes by making straight lines at the .5 inch marks with the navy blue frosting.
TIP: make sure you have no air bubbles in your frosting gun/bag, I ran into this issue and my lines didn't turn out as good as I wanted.
I printed a 7x7 Yankee logo from the computer and cut it out with an Exacto knife. I placed the logo on the leveled velvet cake and traced around the logo with a frosting pen (I held the logo in place by sticking toothpicks into the logo and then through the cake). I then transfered the NY logo to the top of the cake and added blue piping around the logo and the bottom of the cake.
The cake tasted great and the Yankee fan was very impressed